TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


September 18, 2012  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, L. Sloan, *S. Mandel

*Mayor S. Mandel is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, K. Leibovici, T. Caterina
M. Nathoo, Deputy City Clerk
N. Rajan, Office of the City Clerk

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ITEM

                                                                                                         PAGE

DECISION

 

1.          CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS                            2

1.1        Call to Order                                                                                          2

1.2        Adoption of Agenda                                                                            2

1.3        Adoption of Minutes                                                                           2

1.4        Protocol Items                                                                                      2

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS             2

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      2

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              2

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING      3

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               3

5.1        Infrastructure Services Staffing Levels (S. Mandel)                   3

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        Cost Implications of the Geotechnical Assessment

             - 95 Street Tunnel Construction Costs                                          4

6.2        Transit Smart Fare System - Updated Detailed

             Business Case                                                                                     4

6.3        Southeast Industrial Lands - Development Options

             and Costs                                                                                               5

6.4        Congestion Management Policy                                                     6

6.5        North LRT Ticket Vending and Stand Alone

             Validator Machines Agreement                                                        6

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                7

7.1        Neighbourhood Speeding and Traffic Safety (K.

             Leibovici/A. Sohi/K. Krushell/E. Gibbons/T.

             Caterina/B. Anderson)                                                                        7

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           9

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   9

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  9

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor D. Iveson called the meeting to order at
9:35 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the September 18, 2012, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the September 4, 2012, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

There were no protocol items.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from the following speakers, in panels when appropriate:

7.1  Neighbourhood Speeding and Traffic Safety
        (K. Leibovici/A. Sohi/K. Krushell/E. Gibbons/
        T. Caterina/B. Anderson)

·     B. Szucs

·     T. Hebert, Burnwood Community League

·     S. Khan, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

·     R. Radmanovich, Bessie Nichols School

·     L. Sherman, representing Copperwood Homeowners and Sister Annata Brockman School Parents 

                       

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the following item be made time specific as the second item of business:

7.1  Neighbourhood Speeding and Traffic Safety
(K. Leibovici/A. Sohi/K. Krushell/E. Gibbons/
T. Caterina/B. Anderson)

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, L. Sloan

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Infrastructure Services Staffing Levels (S. Mandel)

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of October 9, 2012, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

Due Date: Oct. 9, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, L. Sloan

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Cost Implications of the Geotechnical Assessment - 95 Street Tunnel Construction Costs

 

 

 

B. Griffith and N. Alampi,Transportation Services; and
D. Piecowye, Corporate Services (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the September 18, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS8995, be received for information.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, L. Sloan

 

6.2

Transit Smart Fare System - Updated Detailed Business Case

 

 

 

P. Waisman and J. Davidson, Transportation Services,  made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.  C. Stolte, Transportation Services; and R. Brokop, Financial Services and Utilities, and L. Rosen Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

1.   That Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recommend to City Council:

That Capital Profile 13-66-1294 –Transit Smart Fare System (Smart Card), as set out in Attachment 3 of the September 18, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS8097 be included as part of the fall supplementary capital budget adjustment.

 

 

 

 

Smart Fare System and Joint Green TRIP Application

2.   That Administration prepare a report to Council, through Committee, as soon as possible, including:

·         a possible regional business case for the smart fare system and a joint Green TRIP application

·         opportunities identified for partner financing through the region, innovative procurement and Green TRIP funding, and

·         clear recommendations based on the business case, as to how to proceed expeditiously with implementation of the smart fare system.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date:

Oct. 24, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

6.3

Southeast Industrial Lands - Development Options and Costs

 

 

 

J. Hancock, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. C. Ward, Financial Services and Utilities, and L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; D. Piecowye, Corporate Services (Law); B. Latte, W. Trocenko and R. G. Klassen, General Manager, Sustainable Development; and M. Nathoo, Deputy City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

Development of the Maple Ridge Industrial Lands

1.   That Administration prepare a report for the November 7, 2012, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting with confirmation as to whether developers are prepared to move forward on the development of the Maple Ridge Industrial Lands and advising on their level of financial and other commitment to partner with the City.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date: Nov. 7, 2012

 

 

 

2.  That Transportation and Infrastructure Committee       recommend to City Council:

      (a)    That Administration prepare a report for Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on the Maple Ridge Industrial Lands development, including:

              (i)      a business case analysis of the
          proposed roadway infrastructure investments

              (ii)     a specific capital profile with a source of funds           to provide a funding mechanism for the
          $8.2 million to complete the arterial roadway           infrastructure (upgrade 17th Street), and
(iii)    confirmation that Development Assessments           will recover the upfront infrastructure           investment and by when.

      (b)   That Administration prepare a report for Utility               Committee:
        (i)       on the policy of paying industrial development                   costs upfront and later recovering these costs         through the development levy, and

              (ii)      providing a business case, including                        identification of risks of recovering the costs of                   providing the drainage infrastructure through         the development levy for the Maple Ridge                Industrial Lands.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

6.4

Congestion Management Policy

 

 

 

S. McCabe, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. B. Latte and
R. Toohey, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

Councillors D. Iveson and J. Batty referred this item to City Council without a Committee recommendation.

 

6.5

North LRT Ticket Vending and Stand Alone Validator Machines Agreement

 

 

Moved L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That a sole source agreement with Cubic Transportation Systems Inc., for the purchase of Ticket Vending and Stand Along Validator Machines, in an amount not to exceed $2.4 million US, excluding GST, be approved and that the agreement be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, K. Diotte, L. Sloan, S. Mandel

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Neighbourhood Speeding and Traffic Safety (K. Leibovici/A. Sohi/K. Krushell/E. Gibbons/T. Caterina/B. Anderson)

 

 

 

B. Stephenson, Transportation Services, made a presentation.

B. Szucs; T. Herbert, Burnwood Community League;
S. Khan, Edmonton Federation of Community Leaues;
R. Radmanovich, Bessie Nichols School; and L. Sherman, representing Copperwood Homeowners and Sister Annata Brockman School Parents, made presentations.

L. Sherman; and R. Radmanovich answered the Committee's questions.

Letters from the Horse Hill Community League and
R. Dawson, were distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy of each was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

B. Stephenson, G. Shimko, C. Walbaum and
J. Hancock, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions. 

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Safety Issues and Conceptual Plans for Neighbourhood Speed Management and Engineering Modifications

1.  That Administration provide a report to the November 21, 2012, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting including:

(i) A description of the immediate steps taken (within current budgets) to address safety issues in the 5 communities (Twin Brooks, Burnewood, Hamptons, Woodvale and Brintnell).

(ii)  Finalized conceptual plans, including cost estimates, and preliminary designs for neighbourhood speed management and engineering modifications for Twin Brooks and Burnewood for possible construction in 2013.

(iii) Information on initial work with the Hamptons, Woodvale and Brintnell to review existing operations and develop conceptual plans, including cost estimates, for neighbourhood speed management and engineering modifications for future years implementation.

Criteria for and Prioritization of Neighbourhood Speed Management and Engineering Treatments

2.  That Administration provide a report in Spring 2013 on a proposed policy with refinements to the draft criteria outlined in the September 18, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS9339, prepared in consultation with the Traffic Safety Chair at the University of Alberta, and outlining:

·         final criteria for prioritizing speed management and engineering treatments for particular neighbourhoods and traffic corridors

·         status of work with the 5 communities identified in the September 18, 2012, Transportation Services report 2012TS9339, and identifying any other candidate areas

·         overall priorities for future speed management and engineering treatments, identified by year

·         changes to neighbourhood and area planning, approved but not yet built areas, and roadway standards for future areas to prevent these issues from arising.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date:

Nov. 21, 2012  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due Date: Second Quarter 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, J. Batty, L. Sloan

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

K. Diotte

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS – NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor D. Iveson asked whether there were any Notices of Motions.  There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:15 p.m.

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk